All news articles for January 2023

5 take-aways we learned during our Business Leaders Forum

5 take-aways we learned during our Business Leaders Forum

By Stephen Daniells

From 2022 sales numbers to consumer enthusiasm remaining high, and from progress with equality and diversity in the industry to the growth in awareness around the importance of the microbiome for health, there were lots of talking points from our 3rd...

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Drumroll, please… waiting game continues to plague CBD industry

By Danielle Masterson

Rumors about a big FDA announcement began swirling earlier this week, with the industry bracing for a potential end to a five-year wait on the regulatory future of CBD. But, much like the last few years, CBD professionals were left waiting without answers,...

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Study: Bilberry supplement improves severe dry eye

By Asia Sherman

Consumption of a bilberry and fish oil combination supplement for three months improved severe dry eye symptoms in young and middle-aged adults, according to a study led by researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

NutraWomen Wednesday: Najla Guthrie, President & CEO, KGK Science

NutraWomen Wednesday: Najla Guthrie, President & CEO, KGK Science

By Danielle Masterson

Najla Guthrie, president and CEO, KGK Science Inc. has been hailed as a global leader and sought-after spokesperson in the nutraceutical trade. She is also a lobbyist for the advancement of policy changes in the supplement and cannabis industries.

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State-led restrictive bills back to the fore for 2023

By Stephen Daniells

With bills in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California already working through the State legislatures, the dietary supplements industry is bracing for another year of attempts to restrict access to products.

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back! Submit your entries!

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back! Submit your entries!

By Stephen Daniells

The NutraIngredients-USA Awards are back for 2023 with new categories but the same commitment to honor the best and brightest in ingredients, finished products, companies, people, and initiatives in the dietary supplements industry.

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Industry insights from Nizo: Bringing next generation microbes into consumer products

By Bart Smit and Anneloes Groenenboom, Principal Scientist Fermentation and Project Manager Fermentation, Nizo

The market for beneficial microbes is increasingly diverse, with next generation probiotics and commensal bacteria being added to the possibilities. NIZO’s Bart Smit, principal scientist fermentation, and Anneloes Groenenboom, project manager fermentation,...

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The glucose revolution: are you ready?

By Nikki Hancocks

Consumers’ psychological relationship with food is about to transform on a grand scale, thanks to the proliferation of wearable technology and the building ‘glucose revolution’, according to an industry expert.

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The emerging opportunity for microbiome modulation to improve sleep

By Stephen Daniells

Consumers are increasingly aware of the detrimental effects of not getting enough sleep, and emerging links between the gut microbiota and sleep present opportunities for pre-, pro-, and postbiotics in the booming natural sleep aid category.

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Sleep supplement sales contract after two boom years

By Stephen Daniells

After growth of 40% and 22% in 2020 and 2021, sales of sleep supplements contracted in 2022 with the numbers offset by inflation, but unit sales shrank even more, according to data from SPINS.

BioActor acquisition brings new product potential for Solabia

BioActor acquisition brings new product potential for Solabia

By Olivia Brown

Solabia looks set to grow their current active ingredient range after obtaining a majority stake in BioActor, a leading innovator in extracted polyphenol production from fruits and plants with clinically proven health benefits.

NutraWomen Wednesday: Crystal Webber, MS, RD, Founder, Niche Nutrition

NutraWomen Wednesday: Crystal Webber, MS, RD, Founder, Niche Nutrition

By Danielle Masterson

Crystal Webber, MS, RD, started off as a registered dietitian working with populations from oncology to eldercare and even methadone clinics. She later shifted from clinical and sports nutrition to food science and product development. Webber said her...

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NOW switches to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles

By Asia Sherman

Natural product manufacturer NOW is transitioning its product lines to 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin bottles and expects to divert some three million pounds of plastic from landfills in the first year.

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Q&A: Levelle Nutrition on fueling women to run the world

By Asia Sherman

Levelle Nutrition, founded by Linda Alvarez and Stephanie Schrauth, is on a mission to empower female athletes with fuel formulated for their physiology. With sex-specific nutrition understudied in clinical trial and overlooked in product formulations,...

The new paper details work on the Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Inducia strain by scientists at BioCC OÜ and the University of Tartu in Estonia.   Image © koto_feja / Getty Images

Probiotic strain may help manage CVD risks

By Stephen Daniells

Consumption of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Inducia may exert cardio-metabolic benefits in healthy adults, according to data from two parallel-armed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies.

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